|The most floriferous bed in my garden is this one adjacent to the backyard patio|
|The flower power in this bed is supplied by Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem', Gaillardia aristata 'Gallo Peach', Salvia 'Amistad', and Solanum xanti|
|The other bed that stops traffic is this one along the house in the front yard, which is dominated by masses of Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' and 'Goblin' (backed up by Grevillea 'Superb')|
Two genera doing their best to make an impact elsewhere in the garden are Eustoma grandiflorum (aka Lisianthus) and Grevillea.
|I'm growing 4 colors of Eustoma grandiflorum this year: 'Borealis Blue', 'Borealis Yellow', 'Echo White' and 'Mariachi Pink'|
Blooms that have only recently made an appearance include these:
|Top row: Achillea 'Moonshine', Anigozanthos (no ID), and Helianthus annus|
Middle row: Lilium (no ID), Oscularia deltoides, and Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy'
Bottom row: Trachelium caeruleum, Zauschneria 'Orange Carpet', and Zinnia elegans
In addition, some plants that bloomed earlier in the year then took a rest have made a reappearance in small numbers.
The new arrivals are backed up by plants that are almost perpetually in bloom, as well as others that have especially long bloom cycles.
Some summer bloomers are already exiting the stage.
|Clockwise from left: Agapanthus (no ID), Albezia julibrissin, Cymbidium (no ID), Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell Red', and Leucanthemum x superbum|
I'll end this month's bloom report with the biggest surprises to make an appearance.
|These 2 may have been prompted to bloom by the earlier tropical weather: Bauhinia x blakeana (aka Hong Kong orchid tree) and Tibouchina urvilleana|
You can find bloom reports from all over the world by checking in with Carol, the mistress of ceremonies for the event known as Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, at May Dreams Gardens.
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